On Sunday the 25th of July 2010 Jet Moon presented the first part in the Speakeasy series - an evening of performance, stories from the queer/trans community - at Londonâs Arcola theatre.
"When I was growing up I used to look around and think 'there must be more than this.' But I couldn't imagine what that 'something else' would look like, it was a lonely dream. All around me were stories of who I should be, how I should fit in and all the other things I could never quite manage to do. Those stories, the ones where it seems like you're the only one who isn't just like everybody else - they're a lie.
"What I've found instead is that each of us is made up of a thousand precious details. Caught memories, desires, heartbreaks and hopes - the pieces that make us - our own beautiful intimate stories. There are never enough stories, of how we are different, our commonalities, how we came to be, what we think, feel and experience. And the telling of our stories, the act of making the hidden visible, is a radical act in itself."
The event followed on in Jet's history of working with people to foster the development of new performers and stories, as she worked to create the event writing scripts collaboratively with performers as well as directing and producing the event.
Writing and performing in collaboration with Juliet Jaques. Greg Renegado. Iris Abras. Natacha Jessica Kennedy, with special guest Josephine Krieg (Wilson).